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McCoy Tyner : Afro Blue

No doubt we have been spoiled by the jazz reissue era in which we live. A reissue project should come in a box. There should be unreleased tracks and alternate takes. We expect voluminous discographical and technical data, and new liner notes reassessing the place in history of the artist and the music at hand.

Afro Blue is none of the above. It is eight tracks from the five albums that McCoy Tyner made for the Telarc label between 1999 and 2004. It looks more like a promotional sampler than an album for sale.

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